Period
to 18 January 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 18 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 140 184 142
Rank change year-on-year +44 -42 +65
Permanent jobs citing Games 76 125 227
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.78% 1.37% 2.21%
As % of the General category 3.51% 2.72% 4.34%
Number of salaries quoted 79 125 229
Median annual salary £62,500 £67,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.41% +17.39% -4.17%
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £95,000 £88,000
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £66,250 £60,000
% change year-on-year -5.66% +10.42% +9.09%

Games is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2,167 4,591 5,228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 50.73% 50.32% 50.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,887 3,960 4,680
Median annual salary £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £43,750 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £106,250 £102,500 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% +8.33%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Games in the City of London

Games
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Games in the City of London.

Salary trend for Games in the City of London

Games
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Games in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Games in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 January 2021, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Games.

1 32 (42.11%) Python
2 30 (39.47%) C#
3 29 (38.16%) Azure
4 28 (36.84%) .NET
5 27 (35.53%) Kubernetes
6 26 (34.21%) Docker
7 25 (32.89%) DevOps
7 25 (32.89%) AWS
8 20 (26.32%) Datadog
9 19 (25.00%) Java
9 19 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (19.74%) Linux
11 13 (17.11%) SQL
11 13 (17.11%) Artificial Intelligence
12 12 (15.79%) Test Automation
12 12 (15.79%) Terraform
12 12 (15.79%) Grafana
12 12 (15.79%) .NET Core
12 12 (15.79%) Jenkins
13 11 (14.47%) Kibana
13 11 (14.47%) TeamCity
13 11 (14.47%) TDD
13 11 (14.47%) NUnit
14 9 (11.84%) JIRA
14 9 (11.84%) Machine Learning
14 9 (11.84%) Serverless
14 9 (11.84%) Infrastructure as Code
15 8 (10.53%) Data Science
16 7 (9.21%) HTML
16 7 (9.21%) Computer Science

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (7.89%) Confluence
2 5 (6.58%) SAS
3 1 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 29 (38.16%) Azure
2 25 (32.89%) AWS
3 20 (26.32%) Datadog
4 9 (11.84%) Serverless
5 6 (7.89%) Amazon S3
5 6 (7.89%) GCP
6 5 (6.58%) GitHub
7 3 (3.95%) Amazon Kinesis
7 3 (3.95%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.32%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.89%) Amazon RDS
1 6 (7.89%) Data Mining
1 6 (7.89%) Tableau
2 5 (6.58%) Hadoop
2 5 (6.58%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (3.95%) Big Data
4 2 (2.63%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.32%) Aerospike
5 1 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.32%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.32%) Looker
5 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.32%) Power BI
5 1 (1.32%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 11 (14.47%) NUnit
2 11 (14.47%) TeamCity
3 9 (11.84%) JIRA
4 2 (2.63%) Android Studio
4 2 (2.63%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.63%) GitLab
4 2 (2.63%) Selenium
4 2 (2.63%) Xcode
5 1 (1.32%) CircleCI
5 1 (1.32%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.32%) PhantomJS
General
1 5 (6.58%) Finance
1 5 (6.58%) Marketing
2 2 (2.63%) Advertising
2 2 (2.63%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 22 (28.95%) Developer
2 12 (15.79%) Azure Engineer
2 12 (15.79%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (13.16%) Games Developer
4 9 (11.84%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 9 (11.84%) Games Engineer
4 9 (11.84%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 8 (10.53%) .NET Developer
5 8 (10.53%) Analyst
5 8 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (10.53%) C# Developer
6 7 (9.21%) Business Analyst
6 7 (9.21%) Data Scientist
6 7 (9.21%) Senior Developer
7 6 (7.89%) Python Developer
7 6 (7.89%) Software Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Agile Business Analyst
9 4 (5.26%) .NET Software Engineer
9 4 (5.26%) C# Software Engineer
9 4 (5.26%) Data Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (36.84%) .NET
2 12 (15.79%) .NET Core
3 7 (9.21%) HTML
3 7 (9.21%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 6 (7.89%) Natural Language Processing
4 6 (7.89%) TensorFlow
5 5 (6.58%) Node.js
5 5 (6.58%) REST
6 3 (3.95%) Flask
7 2 (2.63%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 2 (2.63%) cocos2d
7 2 (2.63%) CSS
7 2 (2.63%) Django
7 2 (2.63%) JNI
7 2 (2.63%) OpenGL
7 2 (2.63%) Velocity
7 2 (2.63%) Vue.js
8 1 (1.32%) Spring
8 1 (1.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.26%) Mobile Games
1 4 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (3.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (2.63%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.63%) Online Games
3 2 (2.63%) Social Media
4 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.32%) Animation
4 1 (1.32%) Blog
4 1 (1.32%) Marketing Technology
4 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.32%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.74%) Linux
2 3 (3.95%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.63%) Android
4 1 (1.32%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.89%) DevOps
2 19 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (17.11%) Artificial Intelligence
4 12 (15.79%) Test Automation
5 11 (14.47%) TDD
6 9 (11.84%) Infrastructure as Code
6 9 (11.84%) Machine Learning
7 8 (10.53%) Data Science
8 7 (9.21%) Computer Science
8 7 (9.21%) Data Cleansing
9 6 (7.89%) BDD
9 6 (7.89%) Neural Network
9 6 (7.89%) Reinforcement Learning
9 6 (7.89%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 6 (7.89%) Software Engineering
10 5 (6.58%) Requirements Gathering
11 4 (5.26%) Fintech
12 3 (3.95%) Cryptography
12 3 (3.95%) Threat Modelling
12 3 (3.95%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (42.11%) Python
2 30 (39.47%) C#
3 19 (25.00%) Java
4 13 (17.11%) SQL
5 7 (9.21%) R
6 5 (6.58%) C++
6 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.26%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.95%) Lua
8 3 (3.95%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.63%) Ruby
10 1 (1.32%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.32%) ES6
10 1 (1.32%) Go
10 1 (1.32%) Julia
10 1 (1.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (7.89%) PhD
2 4 (5.26%) Degree
3 1 (1.32%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 26 (34.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 27 (35.53%) Kubernetes
2 12 (15.79%) Grafana
2 12 (15.79%) Terraform
3 11 (14.47%) Kibana
4 2 (2.63%) Ansible
4 2 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (3.95%) Splunk
2 1 (1.32%) Facebook
2 1 (1.32%) Google
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft